I stumbled upon a LO-FI photo of mine over at Pinterest yesterday. It’s always great to see others sharing my work for me out there. I was curious though, where had the photo come from, because I knew I didn’t really have it up on my art sites. When I clicked on it, I was pretty excited to see that an article I wrote for Four Corners Dark (one I barely remember writing) nearly two years ago had been published and I had no idea it was out there! It talks about my love for LO-FI photography and some of the tools I’ve used to get my shots. Please take a couple minutes and check it out!
Two years ago I shot this farm out by Eudora, KS. I texturized the photo and printed only one 15×10″ print. Somehow, I’ve lost the file for this image, with no back up. Sunday I went back to the scene and re-shot this fantastic Midwestern landscape. The new textured photo is below. I like them both but they have different qualities. At least I can make some prints of the new landscape shot!
A new textured version of the farm with windmill scene.
This photo is approaching 1,000 views over at Flickr. I guess people seek out Prison photos? I just thought it had SUCH a presence that I had to take a pic of it when driving out to get some photos in a small town near Leavenworth. I added a slight texture to this photo. I wanted it to appear like a film shot taken in the 40′s or so. I think it passes!
This photo of Sauer Castle just passed 2000 view over at Flickr. That Sauer Castle is a such a fantastic looking mansion! If you live near Argentine in the Kansas City area, you owe it to yourself to drive by this historic site.
A shot from the 2010 Gallery exhibit.
Tomorrow night, Dec. 3rd, 2010 Gallery is hosting a photography show. All of my framed work that I currently have in inventory will be available at this show. Please drop by if you can!
This morning I found some great vintage photo textures via a contact of mine on Flickr. I’ve been experimenting with these textures and I’m quite pleased with how easy they can make a photo seem like it was taken by your grandfather. This shot was originally taken with my vintage Diana no. 151 but I was able to make a vintage image out of digital photos just as well.
This sepia shot of the legendary Sauer Castle located right here in Argentine, KS, is quickly approaching 2000 views on my Flickr page. Many of you know that there is an immense amount of folklore that surrounds this fantastic mansion, built in the late 19th Century. An 11×14″ print of this image will be available at my next photo show at the Main Library in Kansas City, KS. This print has been printed on professional Kodak paper, professionally dry mounted and framed in a black, wooden frame. Ready to hang. $100. This print is #001 so be the first to own this print from my collection!
New prints have been added to the Art Gallery. Some are just $25 and just need a frame to complete the piece. Please check out the added stock. Thanks for dropping in!
Haven’t blogged about a photo in a while. This shot was originally a daytime shot of the Kansas river. It lacked something….so I added a nice full moon from another shot, a fantastic texture from a flickr contact, and created a mystical moonscape. I have printed an 11×14″ of this shot and am not sure where I’ve placed it right now. I need to find if for the next gallery show.
I’ve been asked to have my image ‘redscale mary’ included on a blog titled red is… The blog seems very well put together. Check it out.
Had a good time yesterday shooting promo shots for a new KC band, The Quivers.
Steve Brisendine has written up a review for my Argentine Library photo exhibit. I had no idea I was getting reviewed so this was a pleasant surprise. ARTKC365 review
This is an old photo I decided to give a texture. It’s one of my favorite landscape shots. I wish I could have caught some birds in the shot too…maybe I should have worked some in in Photoshop?
Went on a photo venture yesterday that somehow led me to Ottawa, KS of all places. The Franklin County Courthouse is a GREAT looking building! They also have a really nice downtown area but sadly, the business seems to have really dried up there.
Many of my images are textured to get that “painterly” look. This one really comes close to the look of a painting in my eyes.
It’s like the 4th or 5th gloomy day in a row! Of course it is….I’m currently unemployed and why should mother nature shine down nice lights for me to photograph images in this unordinary amount of free time I have???
This shot was actually taken on a perfectly sunny day with a disposable camera. I like the clouds but the shot didn’t have enough attitude for me. A quick mix of the curves in Photoshop gave me what I wanted in the image.
This image has 3-4 carefully layered textures to achieve this moody, vintage look. Seems to be doing pretty well over at flickr.
I stripped a LOT of my photos from my flickr site. It’s not that I didn’t think they were of good quality…it just seemed to lack a cohesive look. So I’m slowly building it back up and realizing that it still may not appear to be terribly cohesive since I shoot a wide range of different subjects. Oh well…